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Registered: 08-20-2005
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Thu, 01-05-2006 - 3:01pm

Hi ~ I am new to this board......

My DH and I have been TTC #1 for 19 months since we got married. Start with an RE in August of 2005. No problems except age, and maybe my cervical mucus is not helping the sperm get to where they need to go, so we just completed our 3rd cycle of IUI natural with no drugs. I am scheduled for a laporascopy on 1/23 to see if I have any scar tissue or endometriosis. I am a bit nervous about this. I am not sure whether to take drugs and injections or go right to IVF after this. I guess we will wait to see the results are after the surgery. I had quite a bit of pain during the procedure of my last cycle of IUI's, so I am not looking forward to that again.....I do look forward to corresponding with all of you!

Has anyone here tried acupuncture? I have read a little about it, and wondering what the success rate is or how it helps..

Suanne, 40, TTC #1, 19cycles,3 cycles with IUI


42 yrs old, DH 41 yrs old


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Registered: 10-13-2004
Fri, 01-06-2006 - 12:41pm

Hi, Suanne. Welcome!

I went through two cycles of IVF, one with acupuncture, one without. I didn't see any success related to it--both of my cycles were canceled due to poor response. In fact, the second cycle, where I skipped acupuncture, I produced two follicles, compared to the one follie I produced during my acupuncture cycle.

I loved how acupuncture relaxed me, but at $60 a week it was getting too expensive to continue because our health insurance doesn't cover IVF and we were footing the bills out of pocket. Never hurts to try, though!

Good luck.



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Registered: 11-30-2004
Fri, 01-06-2006 - 10:54pm

Hi Suanne!!

I am Kim, 39, ttc 1 (just one or maybe twins!!) a girl can dream, can't she?? I would like to meet more women my age ttc so I wandered over here!! I will let you read my profile for my story or check the roll call, and don't forget to answer roll call too!!!